UE925 - SOCSCI 101 - Introduction to evolutionary anthropology

Type d'UE
Initiation/introduction
Disciplines
Anthropologie sociale, ethnographie et ethnologie, Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m1-program-13570 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Anthropologie Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

This course aims to present the main concepts and tools needed to study cognition in evolutionary terms. Students will understand the major mechanisms of evolution and become familiar with the methods of evolutionary biology. A wide variety of examples from the animal world will be used to understand the general logic of evolutionary thinking and be able to apply it to the human species. The course will focus on the social domain, but also will address issues such as sex, learning or cultural differences.

1. Introduction to evolution and natural selection applied to social behaviour

2. Introduction to behavioral ecology

3. Competing for resources: evolutionary game theory

4. Phenotypic plasticity: explaining variability of behaviour

5. Life history theory: childhood, senescence, reproduction strategies

6. Kinship and the evolution of altruism within the family

7. Mating, reproduction, and conflicts within the family

8. The evolution of cooperation outside the family

9. The evolution of communication and signaling

10. Dominance and hierarchies

11. Social norms and collective actions

12. The emergence of institutions: group selection or individual selection?

  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S1
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, examen
  • Nicolas Baumard [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
  • Jean-Baptiste André   directeur de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

None.

Aucun planning disponible.


Intervenant·e·s


  • Nicolas Baumard [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
  • Jean-Baptiste André   directeur de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)

Planning


Aucun planning disponible.


Description


Type d'UE
Initiation/introduction
Disciplines
Anthropologie sociale, ethnographie et ethnologie, Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m1-program-13570 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Anthropologie Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

This course aims to present the main concepts and tools needed to study cognition in evolutionary terms. Students will understand the major mechanisms of evolution and become familiar with the methods of evolutionary biology. A wide variety of examples from the animal world will be used to understand the general logic of evolutionary thinking and be able to apply it to the human species. The course will focus on the social domain, but also will address issues such as sex, learning or cultural differences.

1. Introduction to evolution and natural selection applied to social behaviour

2. Introduction to behavioral ecology

3. Competing for resources: evolutionary game theory

4. Phenotypic plasticity: explaining variability of behaviour

5. Life history theory: childhood, senescence, reproduction strategies

6. Kinship and the evolution of altruism within the family

7. Mating, reproduction, and conflicts within the family

8. The evolution of cooperation outside the family

9. The evolution of communication and signaling

10. Dominance and hierarchies

11. Social norms and collective actions

12. The emergence of institutions: group selection or individual selection?


Master


  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S1
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, examen

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

None.